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Past articles by Melissa:

Moncks Corner Police Dept. investigating reported assault at elementary school

Moncks Corner, SC (WCBD) - The Moncks Corner Police Department is investigating a reported assault that happened at Foxbank Elementary School on April 4th, 2019. → Read More

Pawleys Island bank robber shot after leading deputies on high speed chase

Pawleys Island, SC (WCBD) - A man leads the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office on a chase after robbing a bank on Pawleys Island shortly before 6p.m. Friday. → Read More

Suspect charged with murder in connection to death of Mount Pleasant woman

Mount Pleasant, SC (WCBD) - Norman Philip Browne, 44, of Charleston, was arrested and charged with murder in connection to the death of Ann Witherspoon. Investigators apprehended the suspect in Myrtle Beach Wednesday evening. → Read More

Orangeburg church burglary suspect arrested

Orangeburg, SC (WCBD) - Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says a Fairfield County man has been charged after his electronic monitoring device indicated he was present when a local church was burglarized. → Read More

Everyday Hero: Julian Smith

Charleston, SC (WCBD) -  Julian Smith is all about running. He's been the director of the Cooper River Bridge Run since 1994. But there is no running from Smith's current challenge - he has cancer. But like any determined runner taking on the Ravenel Bridge, he isn't backing down. → Read More

Lowcountry schools reopening after Florence

Charleston, SC (WCBD) - Governor McMaster says Berkeley County School District and Charleston County School District will resume school on Monday, September 17. → Read More

Florence death toll rises

Charleston, SC (WCBD) - The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 11, including 10 in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Authorities say some other fatalities were unrelated. → Read More

SCDOT releases Hurricane Florence operations report

Charleston, SC (WCBD) - SCDOT has released their first operations report for Hurricane Florence. → Read More

Santee Cooper restores more than half of system outages

Moncks Corner, SC (WCBD) - Santee Cooper says they have restored power to more than half of their customers who lost power due to Florence. Crews will continue their work through the weekend, supported by additional crews from Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Missouri. → Read More

Hurricane evacuees get free football tickets in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Florence evacuees from the Carolinas are getting free tickets to watch the University of Florida's football team play Colorado State. The ticket office and athletic association at the University of Florida extended the invitation to evacuees for Saturday's game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. ... → Read More

City of Charleston offices to open for regular business Monday

Charleston, SC (WCBD) - Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for all residents in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties at noon today. → Read More

Coast Guard reopens Port of Charleston with no restrictions

Charleston, SC (WCBD) - As of 12 p.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) reopened the Port of Charleston without restrictions. → Read More

Charleston International Airport gets the all clear to resume operations

Charleston, SC (WCBD) - Joint Base Charleston has given airlines at Charleston International Airport the all clear to resume operations. → Read More

One person dead after being hit by train

Hanahan, SC (WCBD) - Hanahan Police say one person is dead after being hit by a train on the train tracks near Eagle Landing Blvd. → Read More

Official artwork released for 2019 Cooper River Bridge Run

Mount Pleasant, SC (WCBD) - Julian Smith, Executive Director of the Cooper River Bridge Run, has announced the official artwork for the 42nd Annual Cooper River Bridge Run 10K, which will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Unveiled at a private event held at Alhambra Hall on Wednesday, August 29, the Design Contest’s winning illustration was designed by artist D. Scott Stevenson. → Read More

Summerville officer injured during traffic stop; man facing charges

WCBD - A Summerville man is facing charges after police say he hit an officer with his car. → Read More